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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
University of Souhtern Maine – Hannaford Hall
Please join us for a special reception and lecture series to honor the social justice ministry of Bishop Stephen T. Lane on the occasion of his retirement from the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. Hear from leading voices how current politics are changing religious attitudes and how religious behaviors are changing politics.
MCC joins our voice with others in Maine condemning the white supremacist terrorist attack against our Muslim siblings in New Zealand
CONDEMNING ISLAMAPHOBIC KILLINGS IN NEW ZEALAND
We who call ourselves Christians have too often found ourselves on the wrong side of history. In the not-so-distant past, some of our churches supported slavery. Some became apologists for segregation and apartheid. Some defended Hitler. Some opposed
Brave Change: Courageous Churches is a one-day gathering for those who want to bravely lead change in their church with prayerful planning.
Whether it is grappling with helping our communities make sense of the large-scale reality of shifts in the global climate, the challenges of the opioid epidemic, or navigating the everyday ups and downs of contemporary congregational life, as leaders in ministry we intimately know that we are serving in moments of powerful, disruptive transformation.
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MCC has a longstanding commitment to promoting honest, respectful dialogue that honors the dignity of every person’s voice. We are delighted to announce that the Episcopal Church has just released a new 5-week curriculum for congregations entitled “The Civil Discourse Curriculum.” It is perfect for a Lenten study, but can be used any time. It is available for free.
The Episcopal Diocese of Maine as they announce the election of The Rev. Thomas James Brown as their next Bishop
The Maine Council of Churches celebrates with the Episcopal Diocese of Maine as they announce the election of The Rev. Thomas James Brown as their next Bishop. We look forward to welcoming Rev. Brown to Maine, and working with him in the years ahead as together we seek to build peace with justice and guide justice with love. At the same time, we give thanks for the extraordinary colleague and brother in Christ we have had in Bishop Stephen Lane who will be retiring in June.
Building peace with justice,
Guiding justice with love
Monday, March 25 and
Tuesday, March 26 in Augusta
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With profound sorrow and deep outrage, the Maine Council of Churches condemns the anti-Semitic act of hatred and lethal violence perpetrated on the worshiping congregation of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning, and extends our prayers, our sympathy, our support and our solidarity to them and to our Jewish siblings here in Maine.
MCC shared the statement below at a news conference Friday, five hours before Senator Collins announced she would vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
As an organization that has been committed to promoting civil discourse for nearly a decade, the Maine Council of Churches is appalled at the horrific vulgarity and threats of violence being directed at Senator Susan Collins and her staff. We condemn in no uncertain terms